NAIOP Triad had the pleasure of hosting NAIOP Chairman Elect, Ashley Powell, Senior Vice President, Head of Transactions, Bentall Kennedy. Ashley flew in from San Fransico, California during the blizzard of 2016 to talk to NAIOP Triad about “Catching the Next Wave – A Perspective on Preparation”. Ashley gave us some great information on why the great recession is behind us, emerging market trends in the US vs Europe, and job growth in NC vs the rest of the country. Innovation, immigration, and education are the three biggest trends that influence NC. In addition to economic updates, Ashley gave us some great information on utilizing NAIOP corporate to make the most our of your membership, mainly focusing on the importance of joining a forum. Thank you to Highwoods Properties for sponsoring the lunch and to all the NAIOP members and guests that joined us at Starmount Country Club. Powell NAIOP Chairman 2016 Presentation – North Carolina (2).